The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 14, 1893 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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OTMSK M3S MOIHEB! ALGONA, IOWA, WEBNl&DAY, JUKE 14, 1893 Twenty-Eighth "Year. BY INGHAM A -WARREN. Terms to Subscribers: One copy, one year... tl.50 One copy, six months ••> One copy, three months 40 Sent T;o any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money older, express order, Otpostal note at our risk. Rates of advertising Bent on application. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 1803. THE COMMEttCIAlj EXCHANGE. Under the above caption an organization for the promotion of tho business interests of Algona wns initiated last Saturday evening at the office of Mayor Call. It was attended by 30 or 40 representative business men and n plan of work was adopted which gives promise of results. The by-laws provide for a membership including all who care to join, and makes tho scope of work cover anything 1 in tho interest of the town. The board of directors, who have practically the full authority of tho association, are A. A. Call, Dr. McCoy, C. C. StClair, D. A. HaggarcL, J. W. Hinchon, Win. K. Ferguson, and J, A. Hamilton. The officers are Gardner Cowlcs, president; Harvey Ingham, vice president; J. W. Wadsworlh, treasurer; L. J. Rice, secretary. Tho value of such an organization, if properly conducted, can readily be seen. Among the many things already suggested for its attention are a " Y" connection between tho railroads, the locating of now factories, the care of the roads leading into town, etc. The new exchange has a wide field and there is every reason why it should be made useful to the city. Elvidge was chosen president of the association and O. B. Richards secretary, both of Burt. With the banquet the public exercises began. This was given by the Baptist society in Jefferson hall, and was as elaborate as was ever spread in the county. Following it the various lodges present marched about the city, coining to the grove, where a platform and seats had been arranged. Here President E. H. Clarke called to order, and Rev. Laidly delivered an address of welcome in very appropriate language, to which B. F. Reed responded, also in a very happy and appropriate manner. Then followed short speeches by Messrs. Dawson -of Emmetsburg, Howland of Eagle Grove, Elvidge and Sifert of Burt, Revs. Ward and Luce of Bancroft, Blackford and Clarke of Algona, and others, which, interspersed with some very beautiful choruses by tho Bancroft glee club, made an entertaining programme. The meeting was a great success, and although several western lodges were not represented, was largely attended. Bancroft is deserving of great credit for the manner in which the visitors were entertained. appointee from towa. it is the third party Writer, N. B. Ashby. Mr. Ashby goes to Dublin, and we note that John Wallace, son of the Homestead editor, is to go with .him. John was our bunk mate on the southern excursion, and if he is as popular in Dublin as he was with southern beauties, there is no telling Whether he will ever get back to Iowa or not. Cyrus Cole of the Register has mastered horseback riding in a hurry. Just about the time the average rider is devoting his whole attention to the saddle projections and wondering why they nre so irritating, he is writing about the beauties of Des Moines as seen from his gallopings. And he writes in the cheerful spirit of a man whose cuticle has already become.thorough- ly calloused. So long as the people of Iowa continue to pay SI to insurance companies for less than: 40 cents in return, the fool killer need not cross either river in search of a job. 0 a The day Edwin Booth was buried Ford's theater, where his brother shot Abraham Lincoln, collapsed and 22 government clerks were killed and many more injured. A curious coincidence. In a recent voting contest to determine tho ten most popular books Emerson's essays stood first and Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter second. The authors in their order stood Hawthorne, Emerson, Lowell, Irving, Longfellow, Stowe, Holmes, Motley, \Vhlttier, Wallace. Bancroft's history came eleventh. JUDGE CARU AT MASOX CITY. Judge Carr appeared on the same platform with Rev. Talmage at Mason City last week and followed him in the exercises. His address is very fully reported by the Republican, and liberally praised. The Republican says: " Judge Curr ofEinmetsburg is one of the young men of whom northern Iowa is proud. He spoke before the campfire held on Tuesday evening, delivering an address which measured fully up to the high expectations of his listeners. Judge Carr was hut 84 years of age when elected a judge of the district court, and such was his ability and popularity that he wns re-elected and is now filling his second term. "Judge Carr was born Nov. 23, 1S52, at Whitehall, New York. His youth was spent in Dekalb county, 111. In 1ST? he graduated from the law department of the state university at Iowa City and the same year began practice at Ernmetsburg, Palo Alto county. In 18SO he wns elected judge and in 1S90 re-elected as we have before noted. " Judge Carr is one of the most popular men in western Iowa. His name was very prominently mentioned as a congressional nominee in 1892, and we would not be surprised to see him a representative at Washing should he feel inclined to leave the bench to accept the nomination. The managers of the re-union were fortunate in getting him to cotne to Mason City to speak. THE COWBOY HACK. It seems unlikely that the much talked of race on herd ponies from Chadron, Neb., to Chicago could be a success. The American society for prevention of cruelty to animals have offered a reward of !?500 for the arrest and conviction of any person participating. Of course the conviction would depend on actual abuse, but the arrest without conviction would spoil the race. The following letters show what has been done to prevent the race: CHICAGO, June 3, ISO;).—To his Excellency, Horace ]3oies, Governor of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa: Your attention has been called to a proposition to make n continuous contest across your state and ours—a matter of some 700 miles—between horses ridden by certain cowboys and others, from Chadron, Neb., to Chicago. In behalf of the great body of intelligence and decency of our civilization, and acting for this society which is charged with the enforcement of the laws for tho prevention of cruelty to animals in the state of Illinois, I earnestly ask your assistance in the consideration of the proposition referred to, and the forbidding of such violation of tho law in Iowa as would be<» involved in the act. Very respectfully your obedient servant. JOHN* G. SHOUTAJ,!,, President Illinois Humane Society. 560 Wubash Ave. DES MOINES, June 8.—Thomos F. Phillips, Sheriff Dubuquo County—Dear Sir: I am in receipt of a letter from the president of tho Illinois Humane society of which the enclosed is a copy. I have written him that I would call the attention of the sheriffs of this state along the proposed route of the contestants in the race referred to to tho provisions of our statute forbidding the over-ridding of animals, but have also explained to him that to justify an arrest in this state it will not be sv^lcient to prove simply that these men wmW engaged in a race. To this must bo added the fact that while in your county they violated the statute by over-riding their animals. With this thought in your mind you will be able to judge of your duty in tho matter of the enforcement of our statute should the contemplated race occur. HOHACU BOIES. The nice was to have started yesterday. If nothing happens the riders will be in Iowa tho lust of this week, going through Fort Dodge as one registering place. , The Spirit Lake Beacon comments on the wide publicity given to tho programme of tho Chatauqua assembly to be held in July. Probably no enterprise in this section has been more generously noticed, and it is because all northern Iowa has a local interest in its success. Spirit Lake has spared neither pains nor expense in prepairing the programme, and if the financial returns warrant the outlay, every season hereafter will bring the very best attractions to the doors of everybody hereabouts. No town iu northern Iowa can afford to have this initial meeting other that a success. Gov. Boies' letter to the sheriff of Dubu- quc about the horse race is a funny commentary on his theoi-y that the governor has nothing to do with eriforcing the law. How would it be to address the sheriff of Dubuque about some other laws and their enforcement? In Edwin Booth's death one of the greatest actors passed away. Booth was as far above Barrett and the lesser American actors as genius is above art. Booth was Hamlet, he did not act. Some record breakers showed up at the field day contests of the eastern colleges. Tho two mile bicycle race was won in 5.41 2-5. The 10 pound hammer was thrown 110 feet 4}£ inches. In the pole vaulting n crossbar 10 feet 10)£ inches was cleared. Tho 10 pound shot was thrown 41 feet % inch. Yale won the cup, Harvard second. The republican state committee meets next week Tuesday to name a day for the state' convention. The Register says: There is an item going the rounds of the state papers to the effect that three of the Register's compositors are colored men. There is no novelty about it. Colored men have been at work in the Register's composing rooms for a number of years and they have rather done more than maintain their positions for they rank among the best workmen in the office. J. S. Clarkson says he would not take the Iowa senatorship if it was offered to him. The democratic Dubuque Herald says of the charges against the management of the Independance asylum: "It seems from a careful perusal of the testimony that no charges of a serious character have been sustained. There have undoubtedly been some irregularities and perhaps some breaches of trust on the part of a few of the employes. But most of them occurred several years ago; none of them were of a vory serious nature, and such only as would occur in a large institution where there are a large number of inmates and necessarily a correspondingly largo number of attendants and assistants, some of whom are undoubtedly not as efficient and valuable as they might be. But the testimony as a whole shows that the officers exercise care and attention in the discharge of their duties; and that there have been only the minor lapses that uecessaril5 r occur in a large institution, and none of them of a serious character. The testimony before the investigating committee reflects credit upon the management rather than the con trary, and the investigation will be a benefit to the institution in spreading the matter before the public." Col. Henderson says his health is such that he cannot make thecanvass for governor, and will not accept a nomination. This would seem to insure Lafe Young's nomination. The soldier's monument at Des Moines should stand out on the capitol grounds. At Montgomery, Ala., the confederate monument stands within a few rods of the cap itol building and the location is favorable to both. A fine monument would be an ornament to any part of the grounds at Des Moines. Rev. and Mrs. Salter of Burlington were killed Monday. They drove up to where a tree was being chopped down in the cem- etrey, and the tree falling unexpectedly crushed them and their carriage. Tho Muscatine News-Tribune, from a democratic standpoint, expresses tho opinion that Lafe Young will be the republican nominee for governor. Judge Hiutt, whose charge to the Hampton grand jury has attracted state wide notice, fined a prominent citizen of Sheffield for contempt of court. This citizen was summoned to appear before the grand jury in a liquor case and eluded the sheriff when he wont for him. The judge issued a bench warrant for the man and when ho was brought into court instructed him to go and tell tho grand jury what ho knew and return to the court room. When ho returned the judge fined him $25 for contempt. ODD I'MJLLOAVS' ANJSUVKKSAKY. The Odd Fellows, after several meetings during the cold weather and in the chilly ruins of early spring, decided last year to postpone tho dale of their annual celebration to a more favorable season. As a result they had as fine a June day last Friday us anyone could wish. And Bancroft received them in most hospitable fashion. Every business house was decorated and the bunting and flags and crowds suggested a Fourth of July celebration. The business session was private and of little public interest except that Algona was selected for the place of meeting for next year and the second Thursday of June chosen as the date. Henry When the news of tho success of the state university team at Des Moines reached Iowa City, a general celebration occurred and some students emitted tho college yell so vigorously that tho police pulled them. Van Fleet was fined $5.00 and costs and has appealed to tho district court. He wants to know what American liberty is worth if he can't yell when the college team wins tho cup. Senator Allison says tho coming congress will not repeal the Sherman silver law unless a better silver law is proposed. Ho adds: " It is my opinion that business reverses, similar to those we have recently witnessed, will continue until tho financial problem is settled. I do not view tho existing condition of things with alarm, however. Our credit abroad is as good as it was ever." W. E. Hamilton of the Odebolt Chronicle has gotten up a book that seems to have merit. It lists 5,000 objects at the world's fair of special interest, describes them, and tolls how to find them, all in handy form. It is called the " Time Saver" and is sold for 85 cents by the author at room 12, No, 233, South Clark street, Chicago. Race prejudice gets another blow. The head of the World's Good Templar organization is a full blood Indian, oDr. Orouhy- IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Convith will celebrate. The Algona club will play base ball at Burt on the Fourth.- Gen. J. B. Weaver is to give a lecture in Bancroft the last of the month. Britt went down to LuVerne and did the ball nine there by a score of 14 to 1. Mrs. B. G. Hough of Irvington has been quite sick at her home in Livermore. Spencer has prohibited bicycles on the sidewalks. Algona did that two years ago. Spencer will celebrate the Fourth. J. R. Blossom and F. A. Cady are on commitees. The Emmetsburg kid band played at Whittemore last week to a big audience. , They expect to visit Algona sometime. Conductors Frank Brainard and Ben. Olson of the Milwaukee have been requested to resign. No cause is known. Whittemore had another business failure a few days ago. A merchant named Snow, who bought out Mr. Chrischilles, was forced to suspend. atehka, of England, at Des Moinos. The order is in session President Cleveland has picked a second Emmetsburg Democrat: John Walsh of Burt and Miss Wernert of Algona attended the coronation exercises at the Catholic church Sunday evening. Eagle Grove charged 25 cents admission 'to the public school graduating exercises. Rev. Flanigan addressed the class and made one of his usually excellent talks. Tho types make Bro. Jaqua say in the Humboldt Republican that " numerous statutes adorn the public parks" in the south. The types tell funny things sometimes, Lu Verne News: Marion McLaughlin, brother of our teacher, spent a few hours with his sister Friday while en route to his home at Des Moines. He has been attending the Normal school at Algona. A Minneapolis & St. 1 Louis conductor chased a passenger at Livermore from the depot to tho hotel and made him pay three cents he was owing. The train stood by and the passengers enjoyed the race. Burt Monitor: June 16 will be a gala day at J. H. Grover's in Portland. The people of that vicinity hold their annual picnic on that date. We understand that the Burt Band will furnish the music on the occasion. Twenty years ago the Spencer News had the following item: "A gentleman, who came from Algo ( na .a few days ago, informed us that ho found but one serious mud hole on the route, but added, by way of explanation: the tarnal thing was sixty miles long. Here is news. The Messenger says: J. J. Ryan is said to bo one of the contributors to "Poets and Poetry of Iowa" a book soon to be published by the American Publishing company of Chicago. Frank Howey of this city, it is understood, also had an opportunity to go down to fame as one of " the poets of Iowa" but did not embrace it. Speaking of the marriage of E. G. Kelley and Miss Gertie Hibbard, a sis- ter of Cora Hibbard of Algona, the Democrat says: "These young people are said by those well acquainted with them to be most happily mated. Mr. Kelly is engaged in the mercantile business at that place and also is postmaster. Miss Hibbard has for several years been recopnized as one of the leading school teachers of this section and is a young lady of commendable traits." Their home Is at Cylinder. The annual Algona District camp- meeting wilt be held at Belmond, beginning on June 26, and continuing one week. Those who attended last year will remember the beautiful location, the kind treatment from the people of Belmondj and the splendid results of the meeting. The experience of the past will be brought into use to make this meeting even better than the ones which have preceded it. Special service will be held in the interest of Old soldiers, Epworth L'ge Missions, etc. and a season of great refreshing is expected. Let the ministers and people of the district plan to attend this Feast of the Tabernacles. Those who wish to rent or purchase tents, can engage them by writing to Rev. A. W. Luce, Bancroft, Iowa. Gen. Sherman's nephew, who tried to dead beat it in Algona, is heard from at Fort Dodge. The Messenger says: Fort Dodge no longer enjoys the distinction of being the home of a man who claims to be the nephew of General Sherman. Robert Sherman who has been shown up to be an all round dead beat and thief, together with his family are no longer making this city their headquarters. Sherman has been occupying rooms in the rear of the second story of the Black building. Those rooms are empty now. One night shortly after his "shady" operations had ibeen ventilated in the newspapers " nephew" Sherman decided to move. He moved at midnight and when morning came the rooms he had been occupying were found deserted. Nobody knows whither he has flown and very 'few care. It is not probable that he will trouble this vicinity very soon again. ______^___^__ JOHN a. SMITH'S ADDRESS. His Talk on Fish and.Game at Clear Jvalte—Their Preservation Is Very Important. The American Field publishes photographs of John G. Smith and S. S. Sessions in its June 10 number and a three column report of the state sportsmen's meeting at Clear Lake. It says of Col. Sessions: " The worthy secretary is an apt scholar, handling the cash and keeping everybody in good humor in that line." It gives John G. Smith's address in full: Gentlemen of the Iowa State Sportsmen's Association: Looking over our work of the last 15 years, we find that we have not accomplished all that we started out to, but we have done much to preserve the game and fish of our state, and it will be found that the game and fish laws of our state have been as well enforced as many of the laws in our statutes. We cannot expect to do everything in a few short years. The greater part of the people must be educated up to that point that they will see the necessity of the enforcement of our game laws, else all our game will be destroyed. One thing I would suggest to you, ;and that is that you see every man that is likely to become a member of the Twenty-fifth general assembly and get his views in regard to a good game and fish law. Most of our legislators manifest too much indifference in regard to our game and fish laws, but could they be made to see the importance of them they would be glad to place good game and fish laws in our code. See that no such men are elected to office as the present governor of the great state of Illinois, who would abolish the fish commission and allow every fish in the waters of tho state to be destroyed. It is a shame to think that a state should be blighted with such a gov- ernqi-—one who is so small and one who has the interest of the state so little at 'heart. The value of the game and fish laws cannot be computed, but it is thought by good men that know their business well, that one acre of water is worth ten acres of land. What I mean by this is, that the value of fish raised in one acre of water is worth as much as the product of ten acres of land. Much good work has been done in the enforcement of our game laws, but still not all that we could wish. But I hope we shall be able to do better in future years. Continual work will accomplish all that we desire. If we expect to preserve the game and fish of our state we must work for it and take no backward steps. Every man can do something toward enforcing our laws, and when a man tells you that they are not enforced ask him what he has done to enforce them. Croaking will not enforce laws or accomplish any good work. I want to say something in regard to the annual dues of clubs to the state a'ssocia- tion. It seems to me that §10 would be little enough each year. That would not amount to more than 50 cents or SI to each individual member. I hope the association will consider this matter at this meeting. Again let me urge the formation of more THEY ALL WAttT GftADES, Bridges and Grades By the Dozen Are Asked For at the JJine Session of the County Board. To Vote on a New jail—Assessments Equalized—Work Disposed of^Adjourned for Two Weeks. shooting and fishing clubs iu our state. Where we have good active clubs our game and fish laws are well enforced, and until the state does more to preserve the game and fish, our only hope is in the work of game and fishing clubs, I want to say a word to you in regard to the groat " game preserves" that are being established in every part of this country. I believe no "game preserve" should be established except under the control of the general government, and that no shooting should be allowed on these preserves at any season of the year. This buying up of the best game sections of our country, by men of great wealth, savors too much of European aristocracy. We want none of that. The game should be as free as tho air in the open season and every person should have the same right to pursue and capture it. These laws that prohibit a sportsman from one state from shooting in another state without a license, I look upon with contempt, and a legislator ithat will help to pass such laws is a small minded man. Iowa's Flail Law. The law of the state of Iowa forbids any person from taking any fish of any kind from any of the waters of the state at any time except with a hook and line. Except that suckers and buffalo fish may be speared from Nov. :1 to March 1 following, and minnows may be taken for bait with a seine that does not exceed five yards in length. Also it is forbidden to take any bass or pike or any other game fish In any way between November 1 and May 15 following. It is also forbidden to buy or sell or have in possession 'for sale any fish taken in violation of law. The penalty for broach of such laws is a fine of not less than $10 or more than $50 and costs and be committed until such fine and costs are paid. THE Opera 'House Grocer-y Is the place to got canned goods. The timeliness of the action of the supervisors in putting a stop to paying for road right-of-way will,, bo iipparent to every tax-payer who looks over the list of bridges and grades ttfcUed for and wanted at the past session. These alone, if all granted, would take all the county funds for three years, and where would we be paying $30 an acre for roads in addition? The list of bridges and grades asked for will also cause the thoughtful to wonder what is done with the live-mill township , tax, when so much is expected of the county three- mill tax levied primarily to bridge the river and larger streams. COMMITTEE TO SETTLE. C. B. Hutchins and E. V. Sweeting are the committee to settle with tho auditor. A BIG PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM. J. W. Sullivan in behalf of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Thompson presented a claim of §1,000 each for injuries received from falling off the approach bridge south of town. The side rail gave way as the horse plunged against it, and tho claim is that the county must keep side rails on the bridges that cannot be broken. A compromise was offered atS150 each. The board left the matter for the county attorney to look up. TO VOTE ON A NEW JAIL. ' After looking over the basement jail thoroughly the board decided that thq. only repair worth making was to begir new and build a jail as all the older counties have been compelled to do. The matter wilt be submitted to vote at the November election. In the meantime some new locks and bolts have been put on the cage doors for temporary purposes. FIXING THE DAN LONG ROAD. Five hundred dollars was appropriated to put the road south of the fair grounds in passable condition, the money to be expended by the committee. This is one of the main roads across the river, and needs working. The adjoining townships and Algona should join the board in bearing the expense of extensive improvements. In fact, wherever the county puts money into main roads, the people benelitted should aid in making the the job thorough. A WISE AND TIMELY RESOLUTION. Whereas, It is a common occurrence for manure, tin cans, and rubbish to be thrown upon the highways of this county, thereby causing annoyance and endangering tho lives and health of the people traveling thereon, therefore be it Resolved, That the county attorney be and is hereby instructed to prosecute any and all persons who in any manner obstruct the highway as aforesaid. EQUALIZING ASSESSMENTS. Buffalo, land raised 20 per cent, and horses, 15 per cent; Cresco, land raised 10 per cent., horses. 10 per cent.; Fenton, land lowered 15 per cent., horses raised 20 per cent., cattle raised 20 per cent.; Harrison, horses raised 5 per cent., cattle lowered 15 per cent., hogs lowered 15 per cent.; Irvington, horses raised 5 per cent.; Lotts Creek, horsss raised 10 per cent.; Lu Verne, incorporated, horses raised 20 per cent.; Lu- Verne township, land lowered 10 per cent., horses lowered 5 per cent.; Plum Creek, land lowered 15 per cent.; Portland, horses lowered 10 percent., cattle raised 10 per cent.; Prairie, horses raised 5 per cent.; Ramsay, horses raised 10 per cent, cattle raised 10 pet- cent.; Sherman, land raised 10 per cent, horses raised 30 per cent., cattle raised 25 per cent.; Svyea, land raised 35 per cent., horses raised 10 per cent., cattle raised 20 per cent.; Seneca, horses raised 5 per cent.; Union, horses, raised 5 per cent.; Wesley, cattle raised 10 per cent.; Riverdale, land raised 20 per cent., horses raised 5 per cent; Garfleld, land raised 40 per cent.; Hebw>n, cattle raised 20 per cent.; Ledyard, horses raised 5 per cent. A GRIST OP COMMITTEE WORK. Burton was appointed to confer with the Minnesota commissioner in regard to building a bridge on the state line 'Over the Blue Earth river; also to view and .report on bridge on the Blue .Earth and north line of 2-99-28. ; also to drain sloughs along the grade beginning at ne corner 8-100, 29; also on bridge between 10 and 15-100, 28; also on grade petition on west line nw 20100, 27; also to report on bridge across river on east line 16-99, 27. Smith was appointed a commiittee on grade and ditch between 20 and 29-98, 28; also to investigate bridge asked for on east line 11-97, 29; also on north line 13-98, 28. Hollonbeck was appointed committee on grade on south line 30, 90, 28; also on grade on east line of so of 1-90, 28; also to build bridge at once over Lindner's creek in Plum Creek; also on grade on 24 and 25 in Wesley with instructions to see that land is drained; also on bridge across Prairie Creek between LuVerne and Prairie townships; also to report on grade on east line 14 and 23-95, 27; also to view county line bridge east of LuVerno; also on grade on south line 25-90, 27, Chubb authorized to lease section 16100,'.29; also appointed a committee on ditch through 33 and 34-90, 29; also on grade between 18 and 19-94, 28 to drain elough. Rawson appointed a committee on grade petitioned for between 14 and 2391, 30; also on grade between 4 and 597, 29; also on grade between 29 and 8297, 30; also on grade at ne corner 34- 97j SO; also to build bridge across Four Mile creek, asked by L. E. Potter, provided parties interested do necessary grading; also to report on grade on east lino no 10-95, 30, after land is ditched; also on bridge on oast line 31-94, 29; also to drain slough on lino of grade between 9 and 10-90, 30; also to report on bridge on north lino 7-97, .29; also to report on bridge across Lottb Creek on south lino 10-90, 30. TOE ROUTINE REPORT. north Oh east line and ending at ne corner 36-95, 27* laid provided no claims for damages are made. Road on sw i 15-94, 29 relocated on South line of sw i 15-94, 29, when new road is made passable and in as good condition as present road now is. Material given to build bridge on south line of 22-94, 29. Road asked for by Henry Mady beginning at the west quarter post of 13-94, 28, thence east one mile, laid, county paying expenses, no damages. School fund loans since April meeting approved. Harrison township was allowed $100 to be expended in opening road from Swea City north. Chubb and Rawson appointed to view bridge asked for on county line on south line of 33, 94, 29. Hollenbeck and Smith appointed on bridge across Buffalo Creek on north line 26-98, 27. Hollenbeck and Chubb appointed to drain slough on south line se i 22-97, 28. Auditor instructed to send a consent highway petition to John Nemmers for road between 1 and 12-98, 29. Consent highway 66 feet wide beginning at south end of Fifth street in Burt running south 368 feet located. Chubb and Hollenbeck to report on bridge on west line 19-94, 27. Consent highway 66 feet wide beginning at sw corner 27-99, 30, running three miles east to se corner of 26, thence north to ne corner of 24, thence east'half a mile to the north quarter post of 19-99, 29, laid. Clerk's report of §132.28 fees for April and May placed on file. Auditor's report of $66.50 fees since April 5 placed on file. Treasurers report of $26 fees accepted. E, R. Adam's bond of $500 as constable of Wesley approved. Auditor ordered to assign Luther Fail-bank's mortgage on e i se i 27-97, 28 to Jay Grover on payment of amount due by him. Auditor ordered to redeem from tax sale certificate No. 6323. John Haines allowed §18.75 for sow killed by dogs. A lot of uncollectible taxes in German township were declared unavailable. Tax on 29 acres on ne i 3-96, 29 abated. There was $1,000 transferred from the poor fund to tho school fund. Road beginning utee coraor 1-94, 27. running THE MAN FOR GOVERNOR. S. M. Clarlto Lays Down Some of tho Qualifications For an Available Republican Candidate. The Gate City in discussing the coming convention says: The talk that lulled for a time is now renewing itself about the nomination to be made by the republicans of Iowa for governor this year. We do not allude to the matter to pick out a candidate now, but a couple of points seem to us important to keep in mind. One is that there are 100 counties in Iowa and that the republican candidate for governor should by all means make at least one speech in each county. No man profitably to himself or his audience can speak more than once a day and do the necessary traveling to get from place to place. So it takes more than three months of campaign for a candidate to make but one speech in each county. The state convention' should be called with reference to that fact and the additional one that it will take about a month for tho candidate and the state and local committees to arrange for a campaign before it can be entered upon following the state convention. Here then are four months called for unavoidably between tho convention and the election at the last. After Mr. Wheeler's inability to speak in the last campaign we may be sure that every county in the state will exact a visit and speech from the candidate this year. In the next place while the party convention cannot and should not force new and unripe issues as planks into the platform it is going to be incumbent on the candidate to represent and talk about popular tendencies and to be a conductor of the ideas that are in the air in a way that the platform cannot. Of two candidates, one of whom would go about tho state discussing in the old hacknied, stereotyped fashion, the historic differences between republicans and democrats, and another would be fresh and vital, throw the hacknied political speech away and talk to the people as to their needs, hopes, benefits and aspirations now as a people and without regard to party, the latter candidate would be 5,000 or 10,000 stronger than the former. And whoever is the republican candidate he must not only be a good speaker and canvass every county in the state, but his spirit must be alert and receptive of the daily popular needs of tho people at the hour he speaks to them. He must himself be an issue- maker to the people in a broad and sympathetic way, yet wisely, conservatively and without flapdoodle. MIND READER JOHNSTONE. Ho Gets Jjost Over In a South Dakota Cave—A Serious Predicament, Those who remember the exploits of Paul Alexander Johnstone in Algona will be interested in the latest news of him: HOT SPRINGS, Juno 6;— Johnstone's wind cave exploit is becoming a serious matter. He has now been in the cave 56 hours, and the party is without food or water. Tho following message was found by the searchers today, written last night by tho parties accompanying Johnstone: For God's sake send help. The party is in terrible condition, wandering about the unexplored portions of tho cave The guide is badly rattled, as Johnstone is almost delirious from a wound in his head caused by a fall, during temporary darkness, by the candles being blown out. JohuBtone implores tho committee to keep on with him, The committee wanted to remain hero, us they say matters only become worse as they proceed farther. Johnstone implores tho committee to stav bv him, crying, "concentrate your minds, gentlemen; concentrate you/minds, gentlemen » Wo have concluded to push on, n ori«h los wJ. oll>aniiv08 wo sha11 certainly perish. Wo are now without food or WUtOl', A searching party in charge of com- potent guides has entered the cave and is now following, and tninU they, will overtake them In ten hours. Nothing Inter thuu this has been noted -in tho \

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